I love my new DB bag <3

Yesterday was my Mom’s birthday so we hit the outlets. The weather was lovely and we had a great day together. We each got Dooney & Bourke bags. She got a matching one in black and brown and they were 60% off which is amazing. I’ve needed a big black purse. My school bags are way too big for every day and my black Juicy is just too small sometimes too. I’m absolutely in love with my new bag!

We had a great time and I took her out for a wrap for lunch afterwards. It was a nice Friday the 13th if you ask me.

We also checked out the Juicy outlet, which I thought I’d be able to spend a load of money in. They’re just opened, and there were tons of t-shirts, hoodies, and everything. I just didn’t find anything that caught my eye. I was in the market for a purse and I found the perfect one that I was looking for.

An animal lovers day…

I know a lot of you own pets, or if you don’t own pets I don’t think I’ve known anyone who reads my site regularly to absolutely hate animals. And honestly, how could you? They’re so darn cute!

Either way, I had an absolutely horrible dream the other night that all of a sudden we were letting my cat go outside (which we never do, she’s 150% indoors only), and I was yelling at my parents because we just never let her out. Apparently, my Dad had “video proof” that the cat loved it outside, so my Mom agreed. I was so pissed, so I went outside to have a cigarette and Socks an after me, out the door, and into the street (in my dream we lived on a main road). She dodged one car, but a white truck came and hit her. I started screaming and the driver stopped while I was flagging him down screaming at him and freaking out. THEN I WOKE UP.

It was so vivid, and I literally could not get back to sleep. The realities of my life calmed me a bit. 1) My Dad has no idea how to work a video camera, 2) We never let Socks out, 3) We don’t live on a main road. I grabbed Socks and sat with her for a while. It was so upsetting. I love animals in general, but I especially love my cat. Although I knew something still wasn’t right, so the day trudges on…

At Keith’s job, there is a host of cats which live in the woods. A woman comes to feed them once a week and buys little homes for them to live in. I went to bring him some smokes for work and we were standing out back. There was a guy driving an ATV through the wooded area and I just bugged and yelled, “Get the fuck out of there! You hurt a cat and I’ll kill you.” Needless to say, there was no more ATV after I did that. Keith was not happy about me yelling like that near his job, but oh well.

AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF…we get to Keith’s house at night, and a tiny cat (new to the neighborhood), was limping, his foot looked destroyed, and the hair on his back was up on end. He laid on Keith’s porch and I tried to get him to come to me so I could see what was wrong/try to help/call someone and he limped away. Leaving me feeling like I caused the cat more pain, and thinking he probably went to die alone somewhere. He even had a collar on.

Anyone who loves animals as much as I do, I’m sure would find it heartbreaking. People should keep their small animals, cats included, inside. I’m sorry but some of them are too small and to be out. =\

Total Beauty & more?

Tashina blogged about Total Beauty.com, and I’m hooked. You can win prizes, but I’ve just been having fun reviewing and looking up new products. It’s a really fun site, and has some great beauty tips, product reviews, and blogs too!

I saw the most amazing movie today on Lifetime. It was called Engaged to Kill. Now, I know some people think Lifetime is a pile of television poo, but I absolutely love this channel. This movie kept me awake and riveted and that was with a warm fuzzy cat and a quilt on top of me. For some reason rainy days + a cold + lifetime + my cat = happiness. Add in some Wavy Lays and I’m good to go. I’ve been focusing on getting well and resting so I can have some fun tomorrow at the party tomorrow.

Remind me to bring my camera since I often fail at that. <333 Have a great weekend everybody!

Thanks Tashina!!

Tashina has inspired me to write a little something that’s been on my mind and oddly enough I did an impromptu speech on for my Communication class. =] Diets, being overweight, and quick fixes.

As you all know from my health/fitness section of my website I’ve been losing weight for over a year now. For those of you who want to lose weight, or are working on it presently, it’s a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. I honestly think Tashina said it best in her blog, so I suggest you read it.

It breaks my heart to see so many girls starving themselves, purging food, doing insane fasts and colon cleanses as well as abusing laxatives. I was one of those girls who once fell for fad diets, but I’ve learned from my mistakes.

Finding your happy, healthy weight is so much more than the number on the scale. I weight 132 pounds and wear a size 6 in jeans, and I fully believe this is the weight I was meant to maintain (give or take 5 pounds). I look great, I feel amazing, and I’ve opened a window of so many healthy food options and choices. I’m constantly learning more tips and tricks every day and I wanted to take the time to tell all of you guys: if you’re trying to lose weight, working on it, or thinking negatively about your body and you feel alone, I want you to know that you can e-mail or I.M me any time. I know first hand what it’s like to feel that way, but if you work through the difficult challenges you can come out on top and feeling great.

If you need tips check out Tashina‘s website because she inspired me to write this as well as has some amazing recipes!

New York City & A BIG SURPRISE!

Saturday was our NYC trip and it was absolutely amazing. Keith had never been before, so for our Christmas gift my parents took us to see “Phantom of the Opera” and to Carmine’s for dinner. The day was perfect, and everything was amazing. The city is beautiful and I would love to live there one day even if it’s only for a little while. I’ve been there many times before, but this time was my favorite. When we got into Grand Central Terminal they were doing a Christmas light show. It was really beautiful to see. The play was amazing as usual, and dinner was great. Dinner was even better because of this:

Before dessert my Dad all of a sudden kept asking my Mom if she had to go to the bathroom and she kept saying no and looking at him like wtf? So, he says it again more sternly and she goes, “oh yeah I do. Chris come with me.” So I say, “I don’t have to go.” I ended up going with her anyway and we’re in the bathroom and she’s taking her sweet time. I was totally confused as to why my Mom wanted me to come with her. So, we finish up in the bathroom and we go back to the table for dessert and a little blue box is sitting on my dessert plate. I look closer and sit down and I see it’s FROM TIFFANY!! I open the box and inside is my Christmas gift from Keith. A delicate two heart necklace from Tiffany. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I grabbed him and cried. The tables next to us were smiling at us, and it was just amazing. A perfect day ended with a perfect surprise. I am so blessed and thankful for Keith. He is an amazing boyfriend and I love him.

For the rest of the photos go here!!